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Posted in thread: Strange taste AFTER bottle conditioning on 05-02-2016 at 08:33 PM
Hi there. Yes! I believe it was a classic case of over-priming plus hot fermentation. I believe
the weird taste came from diacetyl. In fact, batch 2 was a gusher and turned into a case of
Posted in thread: DIPA too boozy. Need advice. on 07-04-2013 at 08:03 PM
I've been getting great attenuation (86%) with my DIPA recipe by mashing at 145ºF and using 1lb
dextrose. FGs coming out around 1.010. My goal is a really dry finish like Pliny the Elder or
Posted in thread: Wedding beers on 07-04-2013 at 07:47 PM
We did a RyeIPA. Five batches of the same recipe--three kegs for the reception and 100 bottles
as party favors. Everyone was delighted to drink home made beer. At the end of the day it
didn't matter w...
Posted in thread: All the dry hops sank! on 11-13-2012 at 07:43 PM
Hops always sink when saturated, confused about the surprise of this happening.Usually a
portion of the hops sink and the rest float. Nothing unusual about that. This is the first
batch I've had where...
Posted in thread: All the dry hops sank! on 11-13-2012 at 07:22 PM
how long did you have them sitting in there?They sank immediately. As of today they've been in
there four days. Gave them a good stir last night and noticed these pellets are much finer
Posted in thread: All the dry hops sank! on 11-13-2012 at 05:43 PM
First time this has happened... 3oz columbus pellets sank to bottlm in secondary and did not
float back to the surface, as us usually the case. Wondering if ill still get good utilization.
I did stir ...
Posted in thread: Anyone get their Labelpeelers pre order yet/ on 11-12-2012 at 10:55 PM
Requested an update and got a reply quickly. Apparently Hopunion orders are arriving at their
supplier this week, and then they have to process and ship everything. Could be another week or
three. I a...
Posted in thread: Plastic or Glass on 09-14-2012 at 01:06 AM
Plastic better bottles. Never had any kind of problem with them. Used glass for a while and did
not see any reason to justify the inconvenience and danger. My one issue with better bottles
early on wa...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Techniques on 09-14-2012 at 12:53 AM
I dry hop a lot, usually 3 oz loose pellets per 5 gal batch. I don't use any filtering device
and have no problems with clogged kegs or particles in the glass. Main thing is, while dry
hopping, to pla...
Posted in thread: Entombed on 09-14-2012 at 12:06 AM
My dear friend and step-grandfather Mike Bosak passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 91 in
Carlsbad, CA. While living in Temecula he founded All About Beer magazine and was a beer